Facebook comes to Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg gets some authentic down home blues.
(ClarksdaleNews.com) Mark Zuckerberg found the blues in The Ground Zero Blues Club last night in downtown Clarksdale, Mississippi. Here’s what Mark added to his Facebook page:
“We drove through Mississippi today and stopped at the Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale, where the blues were born. We met a blues artist who made all his own guitars and drove trucks to make a living. Looking forward to seeing more of Mississippi tomorrow.”
The Facebook founder watched Super Chican play his brand of the blues; Zuckerberg got to see the real thing! Super Chican is a deep blues musician from Clarksdale. He is the nephew of Big Jack Johnson, the former acclaimed bluesman from nearby Lambert in the Mississippi Delta.
Priscilla Chan, the noted philanthropist also found the blues with her husband. Also attending the Ground Zero Blues Club event were owners Morgan Freeman and Bill Luckett, the Mayor of Clarksdale.
Ground Zero Blues Club
The following comes from Ground Zero Blues Club website, check it out.
Clarksdale, Mississippi has long been described as “Ground Zero” for blues aficionados from around the globe. It all started here. Ground Zero Blues Club® was created to celebrate the area’s rich blues heritage and to provide a forum in which it can continue.
Located at Ø Blues Alley next door to the Delta Blues Museum in the heart of historic downtown Clarksdale, Ground Zero Blues Club® opened in May 2001. Owned by local attorney and businessman, Bill Luckett; Academy Award-winning actor and Mississippi Delta resident, Morgan Freeman; Ground Zero Blues Club® is the place for anyone looking for an authentic Delta Blues experience.
Ground Zero Mission
The Ground Zero mission is to showcase the best of today’s Delta Blues musicians. Although some national acts perform from time to time, visitors are more likely to find the “real deal” at Ground Zero Blues Club® — those musicians who live in the Mississippi Delta and continue in the tradition of their musical forefathers Charley Patton, Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker. Wednesday through Saturday there is always live music at Ground Zero Blues Club® (and even on a few Sundays when the occasion arises). We serve a “down home” menu ranging from juicy hamburgers to crispy fried catfish and slow-cooked pork barbecue.
The well known blues club has been featured on CBS’ 60 Minutes, CNN, Turner South, The Food Network, The Travel Channel, and The Discovery Channel and was the site for filming of Last of The Mississippi Jukes and Blues Divas (by acclaimed documentary director, Robert Mugge).
Named in 2005 as one of the “Top 100 Bars and Nightclubs in America” and recently voted #1 blues club in the nation by bestbluesclub.org. The club has been featured in publications such as National Geographic Traveler, Southern Living, USA Today, Esquire Japan, Food and Wine, The Washington Post and TV Guide — to name but a few.